Taxon  Report   4502    
Juncus xiphioides  E. Mey.
Iris leaved rush,  Irisleaf rush
Juncus xiphioides
© 2016 Erik Larsen
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Juncus xiphioides
© 2002 Bart and Susan Eisenberg
Juncus xiphioides
© 2010 Zoya Akulova
Juncus xiphioides, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Juncus xiphioides
© 2017 Ron Vanderhoff
Genus: Juncus
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Juncus xiphioides var. auratus
More information about  Juncus xiphioides
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 17, 2018).